History of the Blessed Hair of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad
It is well-known that the Prophet (s) used to distribute his blessed hairs when he shaved his head and whatever fell from his beard to his Sahaba to keep for blessings, as is related in the hadiths in the link below. It is recorded and known that three blessed hairs of the Prophet (s), including the one currently in the hands of Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, reached the hand of Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan, II who received it in a direct lineage from the preceding Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, from Sultan Selim up to his time. Sultan Selim had received it directly from the Governor of Madina in his time.
Of the three hairs in the possession of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, he gave one to the Shaykh al-Islam of the Ottoman Empire, Sayyid Jamaluddin Effendi. It was then handed down in succession until it reached the hands of Shaykh Hisham Kabbani. The second hair remains at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, where it is visited throughout the year by thousands of Turks and Muslims from many other countries, including scholars and common people, who come to take its blessing. The third hair is in the hands of Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, in Turkey. The lineages of these three blessed hairs of the Prophet (s) are recorded and certified in three different specific certifications, and the hair in the possession of Shaykh Hisham Kabbani is accompanied by its official certificate.
On the Validity of Obtaining Blessings and Benefit by Means of the Hair of the Prophet (s) after his Passing from this Life
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